April National Provider Data Summary

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

April National Provider Data Summary

The following 2 Trusts did not submit any RTT pathway data:

  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RAL)

  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (RQ8)

RTT Performance

As the below heatmap and graph shows, there has been a substantial deterioration in RTT performance nationally when compared to April 2018. 



Waiting List Size

As the below graph demonstrates, from April 2018 to April 2019 the total waiting list size increased from 4,012,984 to 4,297,571, an increase of (7.09%).


Below is a table showing each reporting Trusts variance in waiting list size from March 2019 to April 2019, sorted by percentage variance (please click to view the whole table).


52 Week Waiters

The below heatmap shows how the number of 52-week waiters has changed nationally, with areas such as the East Midlands and South managing to reduce their number of 52-week waiters.


Below is a table showing each reporting Trust’s variance in 52-week waiters from March 2019 to April 2019, sorted by percentage variance (please click to view the whole table).


Changes to the Individual Specialties

In regard to the waiting list size of the individual specialties:


  • Oral Surgery was the only speciality to see a decrease in the waiting list size, going from 172,218 to 171,725 a percentage decrease of 0.28%.

  • Geriatric Medicine saw the lowest increase in the waiting list size going from 20,190 to 20,244, an increase of 54 pathways. 

  • Other and Ophthalmology both saw a high increase of the waiting list size with Other going from 893,148 to 911,666, an increase of 18,518 pathways (2.07%) and Ophthalmology going from 432,827 to 439,868, an increase of 7,041 pathways (1.62%).

  • Cardiology, as a single specialty saw the largest percentage increase in waiting lost size, going from 207,407 to 214,263, a percentage increase of 3.30%.



Summary

  • At the end of April 2019, 86.5% of patients waiting to start treatment (incomplete pathways) were waiting up to 18 weeks, thus not meeting the 92% standard.

  • The number of RTT patients waiting to start treatment at the end of April 2019 was 4.30 million patients. Of those, 1,047 patients were waiting more than 52 weeks.

  • For patients waiting to start treatment at the end of April 2019, the median waiting time was 7.3 weeks. The 92nd percentile waiting time was 22.6 weeks.

  • During April 2019, 280,209 RTT patients started admitted treatment and 1,046,016 started non-admitted treatment (completed pathways).

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